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February 10, 2014

Hundreds pack NY SAFE Act forum

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NYR Coordinator Gia Arnold prompted the audience to take action. 

“No more sitting in our comfortable houses,” said Arnold. “We can talk to our neighbors and campaign.”

Congressman Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, reminded the audience that “The Founding Fathers brought forth the Constitution and the document has withstood the test of time. We will fight to be governed by the Constitution, not the state. A limited but effective government is what we stand for.”

Referring to a recent public comment by Cuomo that conservatives could leave New York if they didn’t like it, Gibson said, “We are not leaving New York. We will vote and we will vote for the rights of everyone.”

“I’m disgusted that our rights have been stripped away,” Delaware County Undersheriff Craig DuMond said angrily. “Law enforcement is designed to uphold the constitution.”

Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie, told the audience that, “We are at ground zero. ... It is time we rouse from our apathy and focus our energy,” adding, “This is our America and we will take it back.”

Other local speakers included Delhi Town Supervisor Mark Tuthill, Delaware County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Eisel, Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, R-New Hartford, and Kevin Sisson of Schoharie County. 

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